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Biffy Clyro
BIFFY CLYRO are a Scottish rock band that formed in Kilmarnock , East Ayrshire , composed of Simon Neil (guitar, lead vocals), James Johnston (bass, vocals) and Ben Johnston (drums, vocals). Currently signed to 14th Floor Records , they have released seven studio albums, four of which (Puzzle , Only Revolutions , Opposites and Ellipsis ) reached the top five in the UK Albums Chart , with their sixth studio album, Opposites claiming their first UK number-one album. After their first three albums, the band expanded their following significantly in 2007 with the release of their fourth, Puzzle , creating more mainstream songs with simpler rhythms and distancing themselves from the more unusual dissonant style that was present in their previous three albums. Puzzle peaked at number 2 on the official UK album charts on 16 June 2007
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Alternative Rock
ALTERNATIVE ROCK (also called ALTERNATIVE MUSIC, ALT-ROCK or simply ALTERNATIVE) is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. In this instance, the word "alternative" refers to the genre's distinction from mainstream rock music. The term's original meaning was broader, referring to a generation of musicians unified by their collective debt to either the musical style or simply the independent, DIY ethos of punk rock , which in the late 1970s laid the groundwork for alternative music. At times, "alternative" has been used as a catch-all description for music from underground rock artists that receives mainstream recognition, or for any music, whether rock or not, that is seen to be descended from punk rock (including some examples of punk itself, as well as new wave , and post-punk )
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Beggars Banquet Records
BEGGARS BANQUET is a British independent record label that began as a chain of record shops owned by Martin Mills and Nick Austin, and is part of the Beggars Group
Beggars Group
of labels. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links HISTORYIn 1977, spurred by the prevailing DIY aesthetics of the British punk rock movement (then at the height of its popularity), they decided to join the fray as an independent label and release records under the Beggars Banquet
Beggars Banquet
imprint. The first band on the label was the English punk group the Lurkers ; the first ever release on the label was the Lurkers' classic 7" single "Shadow"/"Love Story"
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14th Floor Records
14TH FLOOR RECORDS is a British subsidiarity record label of Warner Music UK , founded in 2002 by part owner Christian Tattersfield . The label has released albums by artists including: Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro
, Damien Rice , David Gray , Longview , Mark Joseph , Nerina Pallot
Nerina Pallot
, Ray LaMontagne and The Wombats . Tattersfield was named as CEO of Warner Music UK and Chairman of Warner Bros. Records UK on August 6, 2009. CONTENTS * 1 Current Artists * 2 Former artists * 3 References * 4 External links CURRENT ARTISTS * Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro
* Damien Rice
Damien Rice
* Joshua Radin * Marmaduke Duke * The Wombats * Birdy * You"> * ^ A B " Warner Music Group Names Christian Tattersfield CEO, Warner Music UK and Chairman, Warner Bros Records"
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Roadrunner Records
ROADRUNNER RECORDS is a major record label that concentrates primarily on heavy metal and hard rock bands. It is a division of Warner Music Group and is based in New York City . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 International labels * 2.1 Roadrunner Records UK * 3 Signed bands and previous artists * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYThe label was launched in 1980 in the Netherlands. Roadrunner's initial business was importing North American metal-band recordings into Europe. In 1986, Roadrunner opened its US headquarters in New York City and later opened offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan, Australia, Denmark, Russia and the latest in Canada. Early successes included albums from King Diamond (the first Roadrunner artist to enter the Billboard Top 200 albums chart) and Annihilator . The label also handled early Metallica releases in the Scandinavian region
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Marmaduke Duke
MARMADUKE DUKE are a conceptual rock duo from Ayrshire , Scotland
Scotland
, comprising Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro
and JP Reid of Sucioperro . Within the band, the pair perform under the pseudonyms THE ATMOSPHERE and THE DRAGON respectively. According to Neil, the band, and its albums, are "based on a trilogy of unreleased manuscripts that a friend of ours brought to this country a few years ago. We're really just working to soundtrack those stories." To date, the band have released two studio albums, with their second, Duke Pandemonium , achieving commercial success in the United Kingdom. The album entered the UK Albums Chart at No. 14
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British Theatre (band)
BRITISH THEATRE are an English electronica -alternative rock band from Manchester
Manchester
, formed in 2011 by former Oceansize members and current Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro
touring musicians, Mike Vennart and Richard "Gambler" Ingram. The duo released an untitled EP on February 25, 2012, exactly one year on from their former band's break-up. On 20 August 2012 the band released its second EP, Dyed in the Wool Ghost, as a digital download and on 12-inch vinyl. In April 2016 their debut album "Mastery" was released. DISCOGRAPHY * EP (February 25, 2012) * Dyed in the Wool Ghost (August 20, 2012) * Mastery (2016)REFERENCES * ^ Lynham, Alex. "British Theatre: \'I\'d Had It With the Darkness\'". thisisfakediy.co.uk
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Oceansize
OCEANSIZE were an English rock band from Manchester
Manchester
, formed in 1998. The band consisted of Mike Vennart (vocals, guitar), Steve Durose (guitar, backing vocals), Richard "Gambler" Ingram (guitar, keyboards), Mark Heron (drums) and Jon Ellis (bass guitar) for the majority of its career, with Steve Hodson replacing Ellis on bass guitar in 2006. The band released four studio albums, in addition to a number of minor EPs and singles, displaying a wide array of influences from several genres including post-rock , math rock , psychedelic rock , space rock , and post-hardcore . Following a twelve-year career, Oceansize
Oceansize
announced their split in February 2011, with the members moving on to different projects
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Simon Neil
SIMON ALEXANDER NEIL (born 31 August 1979) is a Scottish vocalist , guitarist , and songwriter . He is known for his work in the bands Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro
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James Johnston (Scottish Musician)
JIMMY ROBERTO JOHNSTON (born 25 April 1980) is a bassist , vocalist , and songwriter , best known for his work with Scottish group Biffy Clyro . He is also known as Jim or Jimbo and sometimes signs his name as such. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 2.1 Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro
* 2.2 Marmaduke Duke * 3 Personal life * 4 Musical equipment used * 4.1 Bass guitars * 4.2 Effects pedals * 4.3 Amplifiers * 4.4 Other * 5 Notes EARLY LIFEJohnston was born and raised in Kilmarnock with his twin brother Ben (who became the drummer for Biffy Clyro), and his younger brother, Adam Johnston (who is now Biffy Clyro's drum tech ). The first gig he ever attended was Rancid at Glasgow
Glasgow
Barrowlands in 1995, when he was fifteen
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Ben Johnston (Scottish Musician)
BEN HAMILTON JOHNSTON (born 25 April 1980) is a drummer , vocalist , and songwriter , best known for his work with Scottish group Biffy Clyro . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 2.1 Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro
* 2.2 Marmaduke Duke * 2.3 Other * 3 Personal life * 4 Musical equipment used * 4.1 Cymbals * 4.2 Drums * 4.3 Other * 5 Notes EARLY LIFEJohnston was born and raised in Kilmarnock with his twin brother James Johnston (who would go on to be the bassist for Biffy Clyro), and his younger brother, Adam (who went on to be Biffy Clyro's drum tech ). CAREERBIFFY CLYRO Main article: Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro
Having previously played drums with schoolfriend Simon Neil and brother James Johnston in a band called Skrewfish in 1995, Simon moved to Glasgow
Glasgow
whilst Ben and James stayed in Ayrshire
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Rock Music
ROCK MUSIC is a genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll " in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily on the African-American genres of blues and rhythm and blues , and from country music . Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk , and incorporated influences from jazz , classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar , usually as part of a rock group with electric bass and drums and one or more singers . Typically, rock is song -based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form , but the genre has become extremely diverse
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Kilmarnock
KILMARNOCK (Scottish Gaelic : _Cille Mheàrnaig_, "Meàrnag's church") is a large burgh in East Ayrshire , Scotland with a population of 46,350, making it the 15th most populated place in Scotland and the second largest town in Ayrshire . The River Irvine runs through its eastern section, and the Kilmarnock Water passes through it, giving rise to the name 'Bank Street'. Kilmarnock is often shortened to 'Killie', especially when it is referenced in a footballing situation. Kilmarnock is the main town within East Ayrshire, and the East Ayrshire HQ is located on London Road in Kilmarnock, leading to the villages Crookedholm and Hurlford , which furthermore leads to Loudoun
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East Ayrshire
EAST AYRSHIRE (Scots : _Aest Ayrshire_, Scottish Gaelic : _Siorrachd Àir an Ear_) is one of thirty-two council areas of Scotland . It shares borders with Dumfries and Galloway , East Renfrewshire , North Ayrshire , South Ayrshire and South Lanarkshire . The headquarters of the council are located on London Road, Kilmarnock . With South Ayrshire and the mainland areas of North Ayrshire, it formed the former county of Ayrshire . The wider geographical region of East Ayrshire has a population of 122,100 at the last 2011 census, making it the 16th largest local authority in Scotland . Spanning a geographical area of 1,262 km, East Ayrshire is the 14th largest local authority in Scotland in terms of geographical area
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Puzzle (Biffy Clyro Album)
PUZZLE is the fourth studio album by Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro
, released 4 June 2007 – the album was later released in America in August. It is the band's first album since leaving Beggars Banquet (though the sleeve artwork still features the Beggars Banquet logo). The album reached #2 in the UK Albums Chart to widespread critical acclaim, receiving several perfect ratings and was voted the best album of 2007 by Kerrang! and Rock Sound . The album also reached #17 in Ireland
Ireland
, and #39 in the overall world charts. The album is certified Platinum in the UK, having sold over 300,000 copies. As of July 2016, it has sold 342,042 copies in the UK. This album is notable for having somewhat more straightforward song structures and a more melodic overall sound than their previous work, while still retaining some more unusual elements
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Only Revolutions (Biffy Clyro Album)
ONLY REVOLUTIONS is the fifth studio album by Scottish alternative rock band Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro
, released 9 November 2009 on 14th Floor Records . As with its predecessor, Puzzle , the album was produced by Garth Richardson . Upon release, Only Revolutions was a critical and commercial success. The album entered at #8 on the UK Album
Album
Chart and was then certified gold by the BPI shortly afterwards. It was certified platinum by the BPI in June 2010 for shipments of 300,000 copies in the UK, making it the band's largest selling album. In September 2010, the album achieved a new peak position of #3. It was the 26th biggest selling album of 2010 in the UK with sales of 377,900. It was nominated for the 2010 Mercury Prize , which is awarded annually for the best album in the UK or Ireland, and Rock Sound declared it third in its list of the 75 best albums of 2009
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